Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Louisa Darell Brown

Chapel Lawn Parish Magazine, November [1889 - 1899]

Over at Clun this month the Cottage hospital was opened by the Bishop of Hereford who also consecrated two new burial grounds. The hospital was intended for the accommodation of poor persons resident in the parishes of Clun, Clunbury, Newcastle and Bettws-y-Crwyn, free of charge, and who, suffering from accident or incurable disease cannot be treated efficiently in their own homes. The report went on to say how The public mind has had ample cause to be exercised with wonder and gratitude at the munificent gift bestowed by Mrs. Henry Darell Brown, White Rock, Hastings in the shape of the hospital by her founded and endowed in memory her mother.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 08 June 1912

DEATH OF MRS. DARELL BROWN.— We regret to have announce the death of Mrs. Darell Brown, wife of Mr. Henry Darell Brown, of 4, Queen Victoria mansions. Victoria-street. London, and White Rock House. Hastings. The lady had resided in Hastings for many years, and was well-known for her kind and charitable disposition. She was always ready to help any good work that brought her notice, and amongst her other charities she founded and maintained at her own expense a cottage hospital at Clun, Shropshire. and has by will endowed it with the sum of £12.000. In former years Mrs Darell Brown travelled a great deal.  She was an accomplished linguist, and a good musician, having composed a song which was dedicated to the late Lord Beaconsfield and a march for a string band. She leaves many relations and friends mourn their loss. The funeral took place Tuesday in the familv vault at Hastings Borough Cemetery. the Rev. Brown and the Rev. Otway Darell Brown officiated. The mourners were: —Mr H. Brown and Mrs. Graham Clarke, the Rev. Otway Darell Brown, the Rev. Ernest Brown. Major Darell Brown, Captain Darell. Mr. I. E. Graham Clarke, (and many more.)

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 13 July 1912

LOCAL WILLS. MANY LEGACIES BY MRS.LOUISA DARELL-BROWN. Property to the total value of £190,744 IM. gross, and £186,655 9d. net, has been left by Mrs. Louisa Dareil-Brown. of Queen-mansions, Victoria-street, Westminster, and White Rock House, St. Margaret's-road. Hastings, wife Mr. Henrv Darell-Brown. and daughter of the late Mr. George Henry Brown, who died the 29th of May.

Her husband, and Mr. Romer Williams, and Mr. Henry Shadforth, are the executors. The will bears the date the 22nd February, 1909, with a codicil of October, 1911, by which testator leaves: To her husband, and, in addition thereto, all share and interest in Societad Especial Miners Sabina; £500 each to Komer Williams and Henry Shadforth, her cousin Robert Henry Bullock Marsham. Harry Wilmot Lee, Laura wife of Robert H. B. Marsham, her god-daughter, Marv Evelyn Marsham. her sisters-in-law, Emily Mary Bennett and Flora Eliza Clarke', and her nephews, Lionel Altham Graham Clarke. John Eagles Graham Clarke. Leonard Warre Graham Clarke, and Gerald Graham Clarke, her niece, Grace Emily Darell-Brown, and her cousin, Eugenie Sea ton. each her cousins, the Rev. Ernest William Brown Mrs. Jessie Buchanan. £1.900 each to her nephew, Henry Forbes Darell-Brown, and the Rev. Otway Darell- Brown. £4,000 each to her god-daughters, Mary Louisa Seaton and Hester Mary McDonald Griffiths Buchanan.